Web activities encourage students of The Norton Reader to discover
new ways to think and write about 20 selected essays. Each set of
activities begins with a Biography section that includes links to
Web sites that offer information about the essay's author. The
Writing Assignments include links to sites that help students
research an essay or brainstorm a topic. Finally, a Connections
section suggests ways to compare and contrast the essay with other
pieces in The Norton Reader. All of the essays included here appear in both the full and shorter editions.
A downloadable Toolbar features parts of the new introduction to The
Norton Reader that covers all the elements cited in the WPA Outcomes
Statement—considering audience, writing in various genres,
understanding the writing process, and more. Students can access the
Toolbar online or download it to use as they write and edit
documents in Microsoft Word.
Access to the new Norton/Write site, which features color-coded MLA
citation guidelines, tutorials in avoiding plagiarism and research
writing, grammar exercises, an online handbook, and more.